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Old 10-06-2018, 17:21   #511
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At $4,500 this Compac 19 w/ trailer is too rich for my blood. Still, itís a small trailerable boat with a big reputation that might be just the thing to get someone sailing.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...607300392.html

At only 30 years old, this boat is a young thing by the standards of the thread. The trailer wheels look small for I-80 but who knows. Thereís always a way. With that long keel and aluminum transom hung tiller, this boat looks pretty tough. The outboard mount and swim ladder look to be in good shape and the mount looks heavier than the one on my boat. Seems like a small thing but it affects you every time youíre coming and going from a harbor and anytime you are motoring at all. And replacing an existing, functional mount is a serious undertaking that can be screwed up in so many ways. This seems like it could be someoneís getaway boat right out of the gate.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:53   #512
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Iíd love to see if we can get close to free in the UK, Iíve seen so many people get near or free boats in other countries easy!
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:23   #513
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Pretty opaque site. Most auctions require you to engage a licensed broker to bid for you. Many the auction results need "accepting" by the seller, others flagged no reserve.

Yeah it's tricky to navigate mostly it's used by car dealers and used car part companies to buy wrecks. They have a huge number of yards around the country thou. I used to work doing yacht claims and we would send smaller and less valuable boats to Copart. Some were really pretty good boats. Due to issues moving them and costs sailboats tended to get low bids. If your able to inspect one in person it can be a good deal but tricky. As a buyer I believe you pay the auction fees not the seller so be careful there. Plus as you mentioned sellers can back out if they want to. I have seen theft recovery boats worth 7-8k go for less then 2k on there so there are some deals. I recall a 26 Hunter from the late 90's very clean that had some of the custom portlights broken in a storm so it was totaled I think they only got $500.00 for that one.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:34   #514
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That one is priced pretty well. You don't have to be a shipwright to own a wood boat either. Tech has come a LONG way! Matter of fact the market for traditional built boats seems to be growing, and that's great for wood boat owners! The more the market grows, the better the tech, the cheaper the cost to own. Even a fiberglass boat will go to **** if it's not kept up.
Buying a wood boat is all about how it is maintained. I would argue that while a glass boat can go to crap as well, they are easier to bring back and tolerate neglect better.

I love wood boats but I don't think I would own one over 20'.

My favorite wooden boat story is about a one owner boat here in CT. It was a downeast lobster boat built in Maine in the 60's. The owner was fanatic. He built a tarp shed over it every winter for a while. Then he built a pole barn with tin siding at the local boat yard (must have cost him for them to agree to that). He repainted and touched up everything every year. When I saw it around 2000 (so 40 years old). the only work besides maintenance that had been done was had one plank near the bow replaced do to fresh water leak at the deck. That's the wooden boat to buy.
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Old 11-06-2018, 19:20   #515
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Needs some work. I'd ask about the running condition of the inboard since it looks like theres been some recent fuel system repairs.

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/1...614198446.html
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If you're into go fast and not cruise.

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Old 13-06-2018, 05:36   #517
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Following the gofast trend, this J24 is only $1500
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/boa/6612553284.html
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Old 13-06-2018, 05:42   #518
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I like the reputation of these folk boats but thatís a lot of wood!

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Old 13-06-2018, 06:40   #519
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Ericson 25 with trailer for $2750

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Sabre 28 for $6,000. Been for sale a while I'll bet they'll take less. Only thing concerning is the broker couldn't be bothered to get the standing water out of the cabin sole before he took the pictures.


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Old 13-06-2018, 10:36   #521
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Grampian, 26, atomic 4, trailer, $1500

Looking great. Solid reputation.

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Found this, in context of "blue water", amid positive build quality comments

> a truly horrible boat in any kind of*wind*or sea -- not seakindly in the least

Off base?
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Ottawa Ontario Canada, Grampian 26 for $100 (one hundred). Good condition.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/ott...ationFlag=true

No outboard (was stolen from the boat)
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> a truly horrible boat in any kind of*wind*or sea -- not seakindly in the least

Off base?
Maybe they had the CB model? Hard to know, but there's always someone who will criticize anything. It would be nice to see a higher D/L ratio though.
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Old 13-06-2018, 13:00   #525
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Another Pearson, 2k w/trailer
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